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Full text of "Superintendents of the Yellowstone National Parks Monthly Report, May 1919"

SUPERINTENDENT 



DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 

YELLOWSTONE PARK. WYO. 

Copy from 

FILE 145 



MONTHLY REPORT 
FOR 

M A Y, 

1919. 



rHE SUPERINTENDENT 



DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 

YELLOWSTONE PARK, WYO. 

June 10, 1919. 



The Director, 
National lark Service, 
Departnsnt of the Interior, 
Washington, D. C. 






I have the honor to sub- it my report of conditions 
in the park for the month of Uiy, 1919: 

■7. 

The Yellowstone '.latlonal Park was set aside by Act 
of Congress Uaroh 1, 1872, (r.ocs. 2474 and 2475, R. B,, 17 
Jtat., 32) as a nloasuring-ground for the bonofit and enjoy- 
ment of the people, and placed under the control of the L>ec- 
rotary of the Intorior, who was authorized to mko such rules 
and regulations as ho deom3 noce33ary for the core and main- 
tenance of the park. It is situated principally in northwestern 
v.yordng, but laps over a little more than two niles into Mont- 
ana on the north, and about two miles into Montana and Idaho 
on the west. It 3 linonsions are about 62 miles north and 
south, and about 54 miles oast and wost, giving an area of 
about 3,348 square miles, or 2,142,720 acres. Its altitude 
is 6,000 to 11,000 feet. 

The park was roverned by civilian superintendents, 
assisted by a few scouta, from the time it was sot asi.10 un- 
til August 10, 1336, v.'hcn, under authority contained in the 
Sundry Civil ,>ct, ap "roved ::arch 3, 1383, at the request of 
the Secretary of the Intorior, the secretary o ^tailed 

troops of United Jtates Cavalry to orotoct it, the 001, 
officer acting as park superintendent ana retorting diroctly 
to the Secretary of the Intorior. Troops were withdrawn from 
the park on • ctobor 16, 1916, and wero returned on June 
1917. By the sundry civil act of July 1, 1913, Congress provid- 
ed for a force of civilian rangsrs to protect tho .he 
troops were permanently withdrawn and the post of Kort Yoilow- 
stono was for- mod on , . act 
of Congress which a] propriatod funds for protection of 



alao placed the appropriations for maintenance and improve- 
ment under tho Secretary of the Interior, instead of under the 
Secrotary of ' ar, aa heretofore, and permitted tho combining 
of all work under this officio . 

The local office of tho U. B« either Bureau, Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, iB in charge of Mr. U. .... ; riwton, Observer; 
temperature and TTOcipitation rooorda aro also nado by the ran- 
gers at several of the otations, for the Weather Bureau. 

The United States Department of Juatioo is repre- 
sented by Br< John 1 . olilrum. United States Oomrissioner, 
■who is authorised to try all violators of park rules, ref- 
lations or lawn. I'r. Mel drum nga'been way on leave, since 
January 21st. 

Park headqu-LTtors for all departments and most of 
the concessioners is located at Kamotn hot Springs. 269 miles 
of tolephono line connect headquarters with sub-at 
hydro-oloctric rower plant furnishes the light for buildings 
and pro undo at headquarters. Y.'ater, electric cu rr ont , and 
telephone sorvice are furnished other departments of the Govern- 
ment in the park by the national Park Service, without 
During May the hydro -el ootrio power plant wan run dai-ly from 
4:00 p.m. until noon, and was continued during tho afternoon 
when any necessity existed for so doine. 

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The moan temperature was 46.6, which was .3 below 
normal. 'As total precipitation according to the weather 
reports was 1.29 inches of water, which ia 0.62 inch leas than 
the normal mount for May. Total snowfall for nonth , 5.6 in- 
ches. 

A copy of the Monthly Meteorological Heport is inclosed 
herewith . 

bmplot: . 

Br, (ieoreo I. Goodwin, Sivll ingineer, national Park 
Sorvice, whoso headquarters are in Tellowatone, loft for Glacier 
Park and thence to the Pttifla Ooast on May 22nd, and he ia still 
absent. 



-. Chas. P. j'unchard, T.andsc ineor, arrived 

May 26th for otation. 

The fol lowing- namod regular employees wore carried on 
the payrolls during; the month of May: 






1 Chief Clerk (Acting Superintendent) 

1 Pm '3Ci.al ;>isburoing Agent 

5 Clerks 

Clor >5th to 31st, inclusive 

1 Assistant Kngiaew 

Assistant Engineer, May 15th to 31st, inclusive 
lectrlcians 
1 IslagTfltffa nporator, Llay 21st to L'l3t, inclusive 
4 Assistant Chief Rangers 
irst-class Parte dangers 

1 First-class Parte P.angor, May 24th to r'lst, inclusive 
15 Park ^an 

nr, May 1st to 17th, inclusive 

2 Mneman 

lumber 

2 x'olephone 'witch board Operators 

3 'oremen 

1 Blacksmith 

vorseer 
1 Foreman, Itay 5th to 31st, inclusive 
1 Handyman 
1 laborer 
1 atchman, May 1st to 24th, inclusivo. 

In addition to theso, ono assistant electrician waB 
employed, tanporarily, to assist in opo 
pending certification of eligibloo for appointment by the 
Civil service Cornniscion; and several carpeni • , lemen, 

chauffours, etc., were employed for temporary service to keep 
up the work of construction and maintenance 1 j*tors. 

'. e have cooperated with the Labor in finding 

employment for ilaoharged soldiers, but the fact that less have 
been sent hero than asKed for indicates that there is plonty 
of work for those anxious for it, in this part of the country. 

PtNt-olaw »r 'eter Lffaoa was married to 

jung lady from Bo soman, Montana, on May 2bth. 



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.laslatant Chief Ranger Jane ,o (Aoti: 

;er! lirocted tho woik of the rancor force. Ho also made 
tripo of Inspection and patrols by taotoroyolo to .Joda i'.utte, 
Tower i-'alls, 3uf .' sor Baoln, Yellowstone, 

•lyon, and tho Lake. He had c'-arco of the moving 
of tho autonobllo OS jt Dpringa, and tho remain- 

der of the tlno lie waa on duty at the Chief nangor'o offloo. 

Abs i at ant Jhiof Hanger Janea 1 . Brooks waa In charge 
of tho southern Motion of the park. Ho ; atrollod from Sylvan 
DB via the oast and aouth boundary to BB or 

Ion, and thenco to iochlor '.livor : tation. 'iho last ten daya 
of the month he waa engaged in haul lag supplies and repairing 
buildings at Bochlor station. 

uotant >J! iof .'.onror Char las • th woo on duty 

in the Chief R ffico for tho first ten days of tho month. 

He made notorcyclo patrole to juffulo .'am and Vowor Falls. «ur- 
ing the balance of tho month ho worked with the orew tearing 
down tfcr> Blag now auto camp, repairing buf- 

falo corral fynco, ami haul inn wood. 

Assistant Chief Hangor Harry Vrisohman worked at head- 
quarters during tho ontire month hauling wood for the new auto 
oamp, tearing down tho old auto oanp. repairing the buffalo cor- 
ral fonoo, and cl° rternaotor corral. 
Ho m.ade patrols to Gardiner twico Jurinc tho month. 

'ir3t-ol->.o-> . . .combe waa in obargo 

of the buffalo farm. Ho ror.orto cow hord I condition. 

'IT-iore wore 62 calves up to lay 23rd. ^ne 3- year-old bull waa 
cratod and shipped to the Stake of Wyoming on May ^3rd. 

Fir3t-ol-.u3s 'ark 'tanger ;'etor T.awson wa3 in oharge 
of Gallatin district. I'is 'atrols oxtondod south to Grayling 
Creek and oast to . Mjrtsnan's l.ato. 

-st-clan. . ound was In char 

of Gardiner ."tation. iporta 251 r b Itora. He 

rendered much assistance in unloading HI explosive 

/irst-class Parte Hangar Bol isdora was in ohariTO 

of Lake station. He mono throe trills to Jylvan Pass station 
whore he waa cutting next winter's wood, and from where he 
trollod to Jones Crook and Crow Cro 



- nrk Ranger ford - urdy was in oharge of liiverside 
station. He roports 28 rogi3tored visitoro. Ho made 12 patrols 
to west boundary lino, 3 to Grayling Cabin, 1 to Gallatin, 1 
to Unpor Basin, nnl 1 to Mammoth. Ho built a cabin on llaplo 
Creek, one mile east of the nark lino, on the north bank of 
stroarc. Ko also reports that the Taylor fork Cattio Conpany 
drove 625 head of cattle from Grayling Creok to Gallatin ontranoe 
on the 21st and 22nd, under special permit. 

iness was in oharge of Bechler 
station. He nade two trips to the southwest corner of the park 
and vioinity, one trip to head of ""(ock Cr«o',; via southwest cor- 
ner, one trip to south boundary via Wyoming Creok and tone ca- 
bin, one trip to boundary Greek via Fall River and techier U- 
ver, and one trip to Ashton, total 103 niloB covered. Ho also 
cloanod up around station and built a root cei: 

!k Ranger J. •■ ;Jlino was In ch- ver 

station. He patrolled fron station to Thumb, Koran, 
Arizona Cabin, and to the oil ford on - ar. 

-r . . Bushman was engaged in cutting . 
and improving and cleaning up florrla Rangor station, tirlng 
two pits "or toilota noar ctatlon, and ropairing telophone 
line. He patrolled during the month to Canyon, Lake, or 
Basin, and headquarters. 

Park Ranger Urn ' n waa in charge of :'.oda Butte 

Xlon. Ho patrollod the Cooke roa.l to Tower falls and to 
the 53-ralle post on the east boundary, : ebblo Oreo* to "l-nilo 
■•ost on north boundary, up Lamar Hiver to Cache Creok, Cooke 
road to -evil* 3 oil, jrbithoater Creok to the Thtmderer r.oun- 
tain, to ■■Mta Hot 'Springs M .ior, and up Lamar ".iver 

to 28-mlle post on oast boundary line. Ba was on patrols 217 
hours, and covered 464 niloa. 

I'irat-claas i J ark Ranger Court !• Kjwing patrolled 
to Crevice station, Tov;er falls station, Soda, Botta station. 
Specimen Ridge, in the vicinity of oia Julte station; and 
hauled hay from Yancey's to Tower falls. Ho worked five I 
at headquarters with cleanin~-ur crew, then getting roady to 
novo, and moving, to the fountain . tation, where he will be in 
charge for the tourist season. 



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Par • Joseph was stationed In the Gal- 

latin district. Ho patrolled up the "portonan's Lako 7rail ,, 

as far as he could go on horoo, up . to Grayling 

Cabin. Re reports tho Boundary -r,il In Rood condition, but the 
oaman*3 T.ake .'rail lo in bad ahapo. 

Janos ... •■upuis was in oharpe of Crevice 
station. :e oovoral patrols to Gardiner, and up Crevice 

Creole to its nouth; spent three days cutting wood; and rioved 
from Crovico station to headquartors where he workod until the 
:*0th with the crew -.he 

auto camp. 

Parti Rane«T iliimn . urdue was stationed in the southern 
district, i-'rom the 1st to the loth he was engaged in cutting 
wood; the 11th, 12th, and irth in naklnf- a trip to ;:oran for nail 
and supplies; the 14th to 20th cutting wood; the 2lst to ."Oth 
building fence and irrigation ditch. a the "1st ho .itartod 
for iuiran. 

Parle Ranger James Russell was stationed at Bochler 
Hivor station. - iled up Bou 

Maaillal ll *eak ( ?all F.lvor, south ooundary and wost boundary, 

covering about 7 Puring the last part of tho month ho 

worked on root houso >oul cutting wood. 

Park Rnngor Fred J. '.'ownsend nade fourteen patrols from 
Riverside station I litio. He was cr/-ared in 

cleaning arjund station on the 2nd, 9th, nth. <a- 

trolding to Fountain station on tho 4th and 25th, to Gardiner 
and return on tho 6th and 7th; : ' rig two toilet holes on 

tho 22nd, oaclc of the Yeilowato: ion; In patrol- 

ling to Grayling Cabir on tho 11th and 27th, 

to Gallatin and roturn on the "1st, and to on the 

30th. lie worked on Llaple Crook Cabin a . 12th, 14th, 

15th, 16th, 23rd, and 31st. 

.mnor 771111a >-c:.'de patrols 

to Corwin Uprings, ;JoXa lo Fain, rholps Creek, Can- 

yon, and several to Gardiner. Be nade and fixed stove pipe and 
7'c.tor pipe for different stations, arrar.f^cd a shop for notorcyclos, 
and repaired motorcycles. 

:~er door ■ . ustnan patrolled from hoadquar- 
tors to Beaver Lake Cabin, ..orris. Canyon, and the Lake by i 
orcyolo. Vhe balance of the tho month ho was on duty at the 
Chief Bangor's office as clork. 



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tyrnond G. Little began work 
on Hay ;Mth. Ko helped loadfbuff alo on train, helped to repair 
fonoe around buffalo corral, to tear down old corral, 
ready to move to tho Lake station whero he will bo stationed. 

"anger Cheater 3. Xelloy patrolled from 'Jower 
Palls Station to Goo do Crook, Ox Bow and Slk Crooks. His resig- 
nation took effect on tho 17th. 

.igor K, L. -icLaughlin was stationed in the Gar- 
•iiner district. itrols extended from station west to Roose 

Crook and oast to Buffalo Plat3. 

i'ark Bangs* Lourenoe ^azzanovioh was at Lake "tation. 
Re made patroln u dirooted by Asst. Chief Hanger Brooks, and 
nad up around station. 

Park Rangor Roy I. Frailer ni stationed at Crevice 
Station. He worked on cutting wood for five days at tho station. 
He patrolled fron headquarters to buf;"-ilo farm twice during tho 
month, worked around headquartors for soveral lays, novod to 
rover Falls station fron whero he patrolled to ?ower Oreok, 
Yancey's, to liana tl prlnga, up Yellowstone River 11 miles, 

and up to tho park 11/ , 

Otter permanent employees were on duty at headquar- 
ters, maint ifflea and storehouse, shops, tolophonc linoo, 
power plant, taildio -mr gyateno, etc.; and 
others were engaged in enginooring sad improvement work: re- 
buildings at headquarters, construction, etc., under 
tho direction of Civil engineer Goodwin. 

Leavos of a'us'-"-ioo: The following leaves of absence 
were granted during the nonth of ilay, 1919: 

Clerk Jacob P. Bower, '-'.ay 5th to 11th, inclusive, 
6 days. 

foreman Bort .'.. Stinnett, lay 14th to 26th, inclusive, 
11 lays. 

o intments: Vila followinr appointments bec3ao 

affective during the nonth: 

George f. Dustman, i'ark Ranger, ,1200 per annum, ef- 
fective liay 1st. 



Ralph L. Shults, Telephone Dwitohboard Operator, 
$900 per annum, effective May 12th, by change from temporary 
to permanent. 

Hies Hellle Roach, telephone Switchboard Operator, 
$900 per annum, effective Kay 12th, by ohange from temporary 
to permanent, 

Robert L. Piltaer, Assistant Enginoer, $1500 per 
annum, effective Hay 15th. 

Hathan K. Sandel, Telegraph Operator, §1200 per 
annum, effective May 21st. 

Clarence 0. Lauer, Clerk, $1440 par annum, effec- 
tive May 26th. 

Raymond G. Little, First-class Park Ranger, $1200 
per amum, effective Ilay 24th. 

Reslraationat Park Ranger Cheater B. Xelley, tem- 
rorary, resigned, effective at the close of Hay 17th. 

Leaves without pay; By authority, your office, 
iated June 4th, leave without pay from May 1st to September 
15, 1919, inclusive, was granted to First-class Park Ranger 
Henry Anderson. 

Vacancies: The following vacancies existed in our 
regular force at the close of May, 1919s 

1 Chief Ranger 

5 Park Rangers 

1 Assistant Slectrioian 

1 Assistant Buffalo Keeper. 

Arrangements are being made with the Civil Service 
Commission to mate permanent appointments to several positions 
now filled by temporary employees. 

Purchase of War Savings Stamps; Durl ng May employees 
of this office ourc based v/ar Savings Stamps to the amount of 

$16.64. ,\(~ 

AHIMAIS, DOMESTIC. 

The Taylor Fork Cattle Company of Grayling, Montana, 
was permitted to take 625 head of cattle through the park over 
the County road to Gallatin Valley May 21st and 22nd, and 600 

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milk oows with col too on Juno 4th to oth. 

CRUZ IBB. 

The gracing for wild animals was firet-olass, but the 
rang* Is now beginning to dry up, due to lack of rain, and lack 
Of snow In tho mountains. 

FORKS? FIRK8. 

Do forast fires occurred during the month. 

FISH. 

Fishing was goo d In many streams and was enjoyed by 
employees, residents of the park and vicinity, and the few 
tourists who c una In who had the time to fish. 

Mr. T/, T. Thompson, Superintendent of the U. S. Fish 
Hatohery at i>oseman, Montana, brought In his party of assistants 
on May 28th, and took them to the Yellowstone Lake to begin stea- 
mer operations gathering end eyeing eggs of the blaokenotted 
trout for distribution. He also sent a small outfit under oharge 
of one assistant to the small lake near Soda Sutte Station, in 
the northwest corner of the perk, to collect as many eggs as 
possible there. 

Ur. Thompson furnished ."50,000 Eastern brook trout fry 
from the 3o semen hatchery, which arrived on May 29th, and were 
planted under our supervision in Glen Crook and Lava Creek. 

M1IHTEJUHCB AND IUPK07O0JNT. 

ork accomplished in the way of improvements and 
construction, under direction of Civil Engineer Ooodwln, during 
the month of May was approximately as follows: 



(This data cannot be procured until a few days later, 
but will be transmitted to be inserted here as ooon as possible.) 



Daring the month the mechanics were engaged in over- 
hauling and making repairs to auto truolcs and road machinery. 
Sons machinery was installed in the new garage and shop, ■■aid the 
work of wiring for lights and motors in the shop was carried on. 
The throe mess wagons whioh were being constituted for use in 
the pwk were finished, and the work started on two auto truck 
sprinklers. 

The crew whioh for the past month has boen engaged 
la gravel surfacing the new road around the Gardiner slide 
oompleted that work the latter part of the month, and was 
tr";nsf erred to other work out in the park. 

Three crews consisting of about 12 man and 5 teams 
each were organised and started out on road repair and mainten- 
ance work in the^park. The first crew started from ilanaoth 
May 22nd and wo red from that point to the Canyon and Lake Junc- 
tion. The second crew, which left Mammoth Hay 27th, will work 
from Madison Junction to the oast entrance. The third crow, 
whioh left i'anraoth on the ;:9th Inst., will work from Sorris 
to the west entrance. 

General office and engineering worfc was carried on, 
also the inspection and oversight of the contract work being 
done on the road in the Gardiner Canyon. The contractors. 
Gibbons and Reed Company, carried on work under their contract 
approved November 4, 1918, for the construction of a road 
through the Gardner Canyon. About 12 teams and 30 men were 
engaged on this work until May 16th, at which time tho job was 
oompleted. The quantities allotted in the estimates for the 
month, *hioh are the final ones, consisted of 1,724 ou. yds. 
olass 1 excavation, 1,166 cu. yds. class 2 excavation, 2,249 
ou. yds. class 3 excavation, 13.26 cu. yds. reinforced concrete 
in culverts, 13.31 ou. yds. reinforced concrete and revetment 
walls, and 170 lineal feet of 24-inoh oulvert pipe installed. 

The office engineering work for the month consisted 
principally of work Incidental to the oarrying on of the Gibbons 
and Heed contract. An estimate of the steol required in the 
proposed under-pass concrete bridge near :ylvan Pass was also 
gotten out. 

The field at the northern entrance was plowed up, har- 
rowed, and is being sowed to oats and grass seed, for raising 
hay. Two teams and drivers are also being employed at the Buf- 
falo Farm, where about 100 acres of land is being harrowed and 
seeded to oats to be used for hay for the buffalo. 



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Much work in the way of policing and improvements 
was done by the ranger force during the month. This work con- 
sisted in building a snowahoe cabin on Maple Creek, by Rangers 
. J urdy and Townsend of Riverside District, general policing up 
at the stations throughout the park, and at headquarters the ran- 
gers repaired the fence around the large pasture that confines 
the tame show herd of buffalo, and started and made good progress 
on the work of repairing the old quartermaster stables and sheds 
for use as a public automobile oaap. 

Improvements bff conoesol oners; The Tel lowo tone Park 
Hotel Company had a few employees in the park making early pre- 
parations for the tourist season. 

The Yellowstone Park Transportation Company had a num- 
ber of mechanics at work throughout the month, overhauling its 
motor cars and hauling in coal and other supplies for the Hotel 
Company. 

The Yellowstone Park Camping Company employed several 
carpenters, laborers, etc., and began extensive alterations and 
improvements at Mammoth Camp, under the general direction of 
Mr. Punohard. Heavier timbers were placed through the center 
of the main building to strengthen it, and this incidentally 
improved its appearanoe. A large cesspool was built to take 
care of the sewage from the camp. The fence designed by Mr. 
Punohard was placed so as to shield the service yard from the 
beautiful view from the back porch, the driveway east of the 
main building was discontinued, and the norte coohere removed. 
The lawn was plowed up and cultivated, preparatory to seeding to 
grass, and the driveway to the west ontranoe of the caap was laid 
out, graded, and graveled; and a gravel walk was constructed 
between the driveway and the rows of tents. This work is still 
in progress. 

Uesdames A. K. Pryor and Sllaabeth Trisohman returned 
to the par'n^rom their winter stay in Los Angeles, on May 4th, 
and have been engaged in making slight repairs and improvements 
to their premises in preparation for the summer trade. 

Sir. C. A. Hamilton began improvements to his store 
building at the Upper Basin. 

M0HI2S TRAKSmiTED. 

The usual report of monies collected, due, trans- 
mitted, etc., together with money orders and check, totaling 
£73.40, as called for in the reports on Forms 10-59 and 10-60, 
is inclosed. Please acknowledge receipt. 



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NATURAL PHHHOIOTA. 

Ho special changes were noted in the natural phen- 
omena. The format ion8 at Mammoth and Horrio basins scam to be 
a little leas active than usual, which 1b probably due to the 
snail amount of surface wator present thia spring. 

aUVSL 00NDI7I0HD. 

The ro3de to Upper Benin, west entrance, and Soda 
Butte, wore op<m for motor vehicles at the end of April, as pre- 
viously reported. Ranger wisdom from Lake Station went to the 
•astern entrance on Uay 16th, and reported most of the anow gone 
at that tine, except for doop drifts through the pass. To this 
date four or five oars hare come through, out they had difficulty 
in the pass, and had to pull their oars over about three hundred 
feet of doop snow-drifts by hand, on lops cut and laid on top 
of the snow for the purpose. The first tv.'o of these oars came 
over on June 3rd. A liffrt true* wont to the Canyon without any 
trouble on May 19th, and 1 visited the Canyon on Uay 21ot with 
■r< Goodwin, and we found tho road dry practically all of the 
distance to Canyon and did not have to use chains. 

Several crews are in tho field, smoothing up tho roads, 
T7Mcb will be open and in fair condition by June 20th, the of- 
fioial opening date for the season. 

Che ice went out of Tollowotone *,ako on Uay 23rd. 

nsxtouu 

A total of 279 people registered at the park entrances 
during the month, of which 251 came in at Gardiner and 2G at 
Yellowstone, as ahown by inclose* copy of the Chief Ranger's 
report of travel. Sixty-five automobiles entered, mostly 
local peoplo an bu3inese or going fishing. Mo charge was made 
for entrance tiokota, until June 1st. 

Special Visitors: Mr. W. T. Judkins, Game Warden of 
the State of Wyoming, visited the park on Uay 20th to 23rd, 
and took away with him by express, crated, a 3-yoar-old buffalo 
bull from the tame hard, which had boon donated to the 3tate by 
the Service. 

Mr. Ai Love and Mr* T'agaer, a friend of his, oalled 
on Kay 29th. 

Ur. J. W. Parrell, Peleral Kxplosive Inspector for the 



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State of Montana, called on May 29th and 30th, with Mr. Joseph 
bwindlehurst and Mr. Chaster Oha*. of Mvlngston, Montana, and 
mode an overnifiht trip to Upper Basin for oighteoeing and flah- 

Mr. H. P. Skinner- - ■ arrived Hay 29th for speolal 

worfc for the U. S. Blolorlcal Purvey. 

the only oomplaint recorded during tho month woe one 
by Mr. Thos. 3orrrwrrill9, Secretary of the Chamber of Comeroe 
at Oardlner, Kontani, r.vlfl llreotly to you, -vote ■ ting against 
the storage of THT explosives in our powder houses about three- 
quarters of a mile from Gardiner. This complaint was the cause 
of the visit of Mr. ?arroll, mentioned above. Hie report is 
probably on file with the "ervloe. 

VILE ATIUAL8. 

Many wild animals were snen durin? the month of May, 
and all wore reported to be in fine condition. Forage for elk, 
deer, antelope, etc., was !tt« 

^it, x few elk are still seen occasionally outside 
of the park on tho north , but r.oat of then have returned to the 
park. 

poert A few iMT still remain about the prounds at 
headqusrtere, and ono or two fasmo have been 3eon. 

Buffalo . tamo herd: The tase herd was maintained in 
the open, at the buffalo farm. Propagations have been made to 
repair the fences around the fields, as mat of the roets have 
become rotten and break town frequently, and the wires become 
broken and bent. There are now 62 calves in this herd, and 
there are wore to come. A fine ?-year-old bull wis shipped to 
the State of Wyoming on May 24, 1919, under the direction of 
the State Osme Pardon, Mr. f. T. Judicins, who came here for the 
purpoee. This shipment was made under authority of your letter 
of August 30, 1918. Mr. Julklns reported the arrival In ex- 
cellent oondition. 

Antelope; *• -uit elope have practically all gone baok 
to the mountains. 

Wolves and coyotes; These animals were not much in 
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PB0SMC7I01J ASD OAuE OP GAMS. 

Ail wild animals wero thoroughly protected by exten- 
sive patrols throng out tho month, and thero wore :io evidences 
found of any Torching. 

aaasn OB) nauffltow op ots law. 

Ho arrests woro mado, and no violation of law was 
reported daring the month. 

3Ajn*Attfl» • 

Oonsiderablo axtrs policing of grounds in the vicinity 
of buildings at headquarters was ton© during the month. 

The ease of scarlet fever in the family of Resistant 
Kleotrloisn Sweney recovered, and the premises wero thoroughly 
disinfected and the family released from quarantine. 

m* 

Preparations wero carried on as rapidly as possible 
during the month towards select ion of temporary rangers for sum- 
taer patrols, and arranging for proper ur.iforrat! for them, and for 
reorganization of the foroe on a summer basis. 

Moving picture shows were hold at headquarters weekly 
for the general nnun orient of park employees. 

VROl OR J0H£. 

Continued mint :n.->.nce and improvement work under the 
direction of Civil Bngltieer Ooodwin. 

C-enorad police of rrovrads throughout the park, espec- 
ially In tho vicinity of the points of interest whero caapers 
congregate. 

Maintenance ana repair of buildings, grounds, water 
and sewer systems, power plant, and telephone lines. 

Special care of wild animals, keeping up patrols for 
fires, poachers, etc., repairs to ranger stations, auto cheeking, 
motorcycle natrolc nn& regular sutaaer *>ork by the ranger foroe. 

Completion of seeding of the fields at the northern 
entrance and at the buffalo farm, and watering the fields to 
insure a crop of hay. 



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Mat Titration of tervrxirnry rnwors m& roaGaircaont of 
permanent ran,:ers to sinner etatl-no, and Instructing VOffWa 
le Burrr»r autiea. 

Tory reapaotfully, 

Ofe««t«r a. vininlej, 

Ofi,t AotluR Super! nt undent. 

Ir.ol. a. 



-IV 






June 20, 1919. 



The Dlreotor, 
National Park Service, 
Department of the Interior, 
Washington, D. C. 



Sir: 

Reference Is made to note on the bottom of page 20 
of the monthly report for May. 

There la InoloBed herewith sheet outlining the work 
done during May on construction and improvements, under the 
direction of Mr. Goodwin. 

Very respectfully, 

Chester A. lindaley, 

AC Acting Superintendent. 

1 Incl. in duplicate.